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Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo

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Address: Sancti Spiritus 62600, Cuba
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(53) 42 200680
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built between 1817 and 1892 and now being restored, it is the largest...

Built between 1817 and 1892 and now being restored, it is the largest church in Cuba.

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Lovely church on main square

This is a lovely old church on the main square---not opulent like the cathedrals of Europe but none the less beautiful in its simplicity. Definitely worth a visit if it is open.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 18, 2016
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Davis, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely old church on the main square---not opulent like the cathedrals of Europe but none the less beautiful in its simplicity. Definitely worth a visit if it is open.

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Maidstone
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Very pretty, had a wonder around and a snack in the little bar next door, plus a welcome drink (water) and touch of shade

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

This is a typical Spanish Baroque Church standing in the main square of picturesque Trinidad. Added as a typical Trinidad style are the grids inside its five arches. While the exterior is simple yet beautiful, the interior is very plain, white washed with only few decorations. Best to come late afternoon, when the setting sun shines directly on it making... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

Either we didn't go to the same place, or lots of people are overly generous ! The interior is relatively plain, with no explanation of the displays. It's a nice quite escape from the hustle of the town. The opening times are a couple of hours longer than the LP guidebook says - Footprint is up to date.

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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

If you're looking for opulence in a church in Central or Latin America you won't find it, and this church is no exception. Nice, warm and quiet with no significant decorations, frescoes or relics.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

This church represents the spirit of Trinidad a town rich in it's modesty and history. Deffinately worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

Great place to visit. Beautiful architecture and scenery. Many restaurants and shops in the area. Go and see and enjoy!!

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

The church is still alive in Cuba but just barely alive. This one is well maintained. It has a somewhat plain interior.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

This could be one of the oldest churches in the new world, and it continues to be restored and used, It is very impressive.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

Pleasant parish church at the heart of the town. We went to Sunday 1000 Mass here - the music was vibrant!

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